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Matakevich receives Phil Steele all-AAC honors

Tyler Matakevich, a sophomore linebacker at Temple, was named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-American Athletic Conference team.

Matakevich receives Phil Steele all-AAC honors

Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich said. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich said. (David Maialetti/Staff file photo)

Tyler Matakevich, a sophomore linebacker at Temple, was named to Phil Steele’s preseason all-American Athletic Conference team.

The Stratford, Conn. native was the 2012 Big East rookie of the year and ECAS defensive rookie of the year after starting eight games last season. Matakevich led the Owls last season with 101 tackles, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.  He became the school’s first true freshman to register 100 tackles.

Temple junior cornerback Anthony Robey was named a fourth-team selection by Phil Steele.

The Owls open the season at Notre Dame on Aug. 31.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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